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Madhavaram is located in Chennai
Madhavaram is located in Tamil Nadu
Madhavaram is located in India
Coordinates: 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24Coordinates: 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Chennai Corporation Zone III
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 119,105
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600060
Vehicle registration TN-18

Madhavaram is a taluk (administrative region) in north Chennai city in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located between Perambur and Kodungaiyur. As of 2011, the town had a population of 119,105.


The Madhavaram taluk was formed on 1 July 2009 when the large Ambattur taluk was split to two. The latter was considered the largest land area in Chennai, which consisted of five fircas (towns). The new Madhavaram taluk consists of two fircas (Madhavaram and Red Hills) and 36 villages.[1] The old name of Madhavaram is Mahatavapuram, as seen in a stone in front of the Ganesh Mandir in Rajaji Street.[citation needed]


Madavaram is located at 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24.[2] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
No religion

According to 2011 census, Madhavaram had a population of 119,105 with a sex-ratio of 989 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 13,030 were under the age of six, constituting 6,703 males and 6,327 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 12.4% and .28% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 80.61%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The town had a total of 29792 households. There were a total of 43,385 workers, comprising 148 cultivators, 233 main agricultural labourers, 765 in house hold industries, 36,871 other workers, 5,368 marginal workers, 89 marginal cultivators, 65 marginal agricultural labourers, 283 marginal workers in household industries and 4,931 other marginal workers.[4] As per the religious census of 2011, Madavaram (M) had 82.73% Hindus, 4.08% Muslims, 12.48% Christians, 0.05% Sikhs, 0.04% Buddhists, 0.16% Jains, 0.46% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[5]

During 2001-2011, Madhavaram registered a population growth of 56 percent with a 2011 population of 118,525.[6]

Educational institutions[edit]

* St.Ann's Matric Higher Secondary School
* Don Bosco Matric Higher Secondary School
* Velammal New Gen - School

CBSE affiliated[edit]

  • Vruksha Vidhyaashram SChool

State Board affiliated[edit]

  • Bosco Academy
  • Government higher secondary school
  • Padma Prakash matriculation higher secondary school
  • Ramakrishna matriculation higher secondary school
  • St. Anne's girls' school
  • St. Ann's matriculation higher secondary school
  • St. Joseph's matriculation higher secondary school
  • St. Thomas' school
  • Sri Shakthi matriculation school


  • Jayagovind Harigopal Agarwal Agarsen College
  • Tamil Nadu Government Cooperative Staff Training College.


Social organizations[edit]

West Cancer Trust advocates cancer awareness by counseling and screening the locals, both the rural people and the students. "LIGHT" NGO is situated in Manjampakkam neighbourhood, working for children, women, health and education.

Administration and politics[edit]

Madhavaram is a newly formed state legislative constituency with more than 200,000 (2 lakh) voters. It consists of areas like Mathur MMDA, Manali, Milk Colony, Madhavaram, Puzhal, Red Hills, Sholavaram and Vadakarai. Madhavaram belongs to Chennai's corporation zone lll. After the splitting of Ambattur, in Madhavaram's first election, V. Moorthy, district secretary of AIADMK won by defeating the DMK canditate Sudharsanan with a margin of 34,000 votes.[clarification needed]


Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Madhavaram from other major parts of Chennai such as 29C (Extn.) from Thiruvanimaiyur. A bus terminus had been built in the yesteryears which serves the residents. The bus routes operated from here are 38H to Broadway, 48A to Ambattur Industrial Estate and 170A to Tambaram. Share Autos play an important role in transportation.

Truck terminal[edit]

In the interest of the economy and trade and to decongest the central business district, CMDA has developed the truck terminal at Madhavaram over an extent about 100 acres (0.40 km2) at the cost of about INR 60 million (6 crores). It is located near the junction of 100 Feet Road and the GNT Road, with easy access to Chennai city, port and railways. The terminal has been functioning since 1992. The objective of the project is to provide modern and functionally efficient truck terminals for the benefit of the city.

Botanical garden[edit]

A botanical garden development broke ground on a 28-acre site in September 2010. The project was expected to complete in February 2013, at a cost of INR 57.3 million. The facility has almost 400 species of plants and also a herbal garden along with a nursery. A glasshouse, fountains, a birds' sanctuary, an auditorium and a children's play area are other facilities of the garden.[7]

The Horticulture Training Centre in Madhavaram was also to be upgraded to Horticulture Management Institute, at a cost of INR 39 million.[8]

Places of worship[edit]

There is a Shivan temple[9] in Madhavaram which is believed to be 1,300 years old. There is also a Vishnu Temple[10] and some smaller temples in the locality. St. Sebastian's Church, the local parish, is in Madhavaram along with its co-chapel, St. Anne's (Round Chapel). C. S. I. Arul Church is on MTH Road. A. G. Church is located in KKR Garden. Bethesda Evangelical Church is located at Gangaiamman Koil street.Apostolic Christian Assembly Madhavaram branch near to the Murali Hospital.There are few mosques in Madhavaram; which are Masjid e Shariff at KKR Garden, Muhammadi Jamia Masjid at Madhavaram Milk Colony and Zakeriya Mosque at Vinayagapuram.


  • St. Anthony’s Hospital
  • KM Hospital
  • Murari Hospital

Apart from these, there are nursing homes and clinics for health care.


  1. ^ The Hindu (2 February 2010) (2 February 2010). "Bifurcation of the large Ambattur taluk". Chennai, India. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madavaram
  3. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Madhavaram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Kalyanaraman, M. (25 October 2011). "Migration Spurs Suburban Sprawl". The Times of India, epaper. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Botanical Garden at Madhavaram". Agriculture Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Stone laid for ornamental garden at Madhavaram". The Hindu. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Kailasanathar Temple
  10. ^ Kari Varadharaja Perumal Koil

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